pelee island book house writing Retreats


Each workshop will have between 6 and 12 writers. If there is not the sufficient enrolment of 6 participants, then the retreat will be cancelled. There are both shared and single rooms available. There are only two single rooms, so if you desire a single, please book early. They are booked on a first come, first serve basis.

7-Day Writing Retreat

Price includes accommodations, 3 buffet-style meals a day, an instructor reading and book signing, two 3-hour master classes, and ferry transportation to and from the island. Ferry transportation takes 1.5 hours each way. Plan your travel accordingly. Once you are registered, more information will be given about specific ferry times. Besides retreat workshops/ master classes,  participants will have plenty of time for reading and writing. Optional activities will also be arranged, such as Island tours, winery tours and wine tastings, and yoga classes. Participants will have the chance to read their work at the Book House Reading Series

5-Day Writing Retreat

Price includes accommodations, 3 buffet styled meals a day, instructor reading and book signing, one 3-hour master class, and ferry transportation to and from the island. Ferry transportation takes 1.5 hours each way. Plan your travel accordingly. Once you are registered, more information will be given about specific ferry times. Besides retreat workshops/ master classes,  participants will have plenty of time for reading and writing. Optional activities will also be arranged, such as Island tours, winery tours and wine tastings, and yoga classes. Participants will have the chance to read their work at the Book House Reading Series. 

Weekend Book House Escape

Participants will arrive Friday evening, the workshop and lunch will take place Saturday, and then everyone will go home Sunday after a satisfying breakfast and some free time to enjoy the Island. Pelee Island residents will have the opportunity to take part in the Saturday workshop and lunch at a discounted price.